UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news The early cost of HIV http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9205/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9205 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9205 Susan Mar 2014-08-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers launch study examining autism in girls http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9140/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9140 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2014) - Autism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls — but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism. A new study, called the ‘Girls with Autism — Imaging of Neurodevelopment’ or GAIN Study, led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will explore those differences in very young girls with autism. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9140 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-28T00:00:00Z Young earthquake survivor thankful to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9198/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9198 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 27, 2014) - Nicholas Dillon, the brave 13-year-old who survived after a chimney collapsed on him in his home during the Napa Valley earthquake last Saturday, is in good condition in UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Dillon’s recovery has garnered national and international media attention. He was interviewed from his hospital room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit yesterday by NBC News, among other media outlets. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9198 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-27T00:00:00Z Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9051/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9051 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2014) - mKit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. The study was published online today in Nature Communications. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9051 Dorsey Griffith 2014-08-26T00:00:00Z Hagerman, Hendren publish comprehensive book on treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2014) - Randi Hagerman, Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, and Robert Hendren, professor, vice chair and director of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry, are the editors of a new leading-edge book, Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms, published by Oxford University Press. The book details advances in genetics, neurobiology and psychopharmacology, and their treatment applications in clincial settings Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9192 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-25T00:00:00Z California isn't measuring up in the fight against cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9193/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9193 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - In a media briefing at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released How Do You Measure Up?, an annual report that scores each state on how they are doing in the fight against cancer. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9193 Susan Mar 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Brrrrrr! Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic answers ice bucket challenge http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9190/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9190 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9190 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Kizer appointed to UCOP Advisory Council on Student Veterans http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - Kenneth W. Kizer, a distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement and national expert on veterans’ issues, has been asked to serve on University of California President Janet Napolitano’s Advisory Council on Student Veterans. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9191 Carole Gan 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Door-to-door fundraising scam does not benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9187/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9187 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2014) - The Sacramento-based UC Davis Health System reminds northern California residents that it never seeks donations using door-to-door solicitors and does not work with organizations that use this fundraising approach. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9187 Karen Finney 2014-08-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic answers the ice bucket challenge http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9188/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9188 (August 19, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic answers the ALS Association’s “ice bucket challenge” to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9188 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-19T00:00:00Z CAARE Center and SacEDAPT Clinic receive federal grant to treat psychosis in traumatized youth http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9173/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9173 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2014) - The UC Davis CAARE Center and UC Davis Psychiatry’s SacEDAPT Clinic have received funding to improve the assessment and treatment of underserved traumatized youth who are experiencing the early signs of psychosis. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9173 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis ALS Clinic, School of Nursing answer "ALS ice bucket challenge" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9184/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9184 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic will answer the ALS Association’s “ice bucket challenge” Wednesday, Aug. 20 at noon on the west side of the Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and treatment. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9184 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-15T00:00:00Z Pediatric patients build some fun at Lego event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9167/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9167 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - As a former UC Davis Children's Hospital patient, Zachary Hill knows what it is like to spend time in the pediatrics unit of UC Davis Children's Hospital. Last month, the 17-year-old returned and brought some Lego fun with him. Hill, a life scout from Troop 107 in Sacramento, decided to focus his Eagle Scout project on creating a playroom event for the boys and girls in the pediatrics unit.  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9167 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z University of California brings researchers together for statewide autism summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9174/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9174 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - Bringing together the research prowess of the University of California to address the increase in autism incidence, its public health impacts, and the need to speed the development of treatments for affected individuals and their families, internationally respected scientists from UC campuses at Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Davis will converge at the UC Davis MIND Institute for a daylong summit on innovative translational neurodevelopmental research. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9174 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Summer Concert brings smiles to kids, grownups alike http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9175/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9175 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - More than 250 staff, faculty, students and neighbors enjoyed live music, food and fun at last week’s free summer concert, presented by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The event was co-hosted by the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9175 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Telethon raises $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9172/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9172 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2014) - Telethon viewers and partners raised $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9172 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-12T00:00:00Z Novel drug action against solid tumors explained http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9171/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9171 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have discovered how a drug that deprives the cells of a key amino acid specifically kills cancer cells. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9171 Susan Mar 2014-08-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis primary care practices receive prestigious recognition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9157/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9157 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2014) - All 18 UC Davis Medical Group primary care clinics received recognition in July from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, a designation that rewards primary-care providers for efficiency, quality and innovation in primary care. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9157 David Ong 2014-08-08T00:00:00Z Pan awarded grant to test 'smart' chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9168/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9168 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center oncologist Chong-Xian Pan has received a $650,000 grant from the VA Northern California Health Care System to conduct the first clinical trial of a novel chemotherapy-delivery drug he developed for bladder cancer patients. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9168 Susan Mar 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis launches a clinic to treat thoracic outlet syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9166/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9166 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Health System has opened a clinic dedicated to treating a rare and complex condition called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which occurs when blood vessels or nerves running from the upper body through the arm become compressed, causing problems ranging from reduced mobility and pain to life- and limb-threatening blood clots. It is most often the outcome of trauma, repetitive movements or extra ribs that are present at birth. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9166 Karen Finney 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z Observing brain synapses in action http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9142/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9142 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2014) - Lin Tian’s fascination with neuroscience stems from a deep curiosity about the complexity and elegance of the human brain. As one of only five scientists in the U.S. and Canada — and the first at UC Davis —to be named a 2014 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, Tian will be developing optical sensors and applications to acquire fundamental insights about how the nervous system functions in health and disease. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9142 Carole Gan 2014-08-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing dean selected for national gerontological research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9164/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9164 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2014) - Founding Dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Heather M. Young, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9164 Jennette Carrick 2014-08-05T00:00:00Z Teen hospice patient receives surprise visit from soccer star http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 4, 2014) - The UC Davis Hospice Program recently arranged a special occasion for one of its patients, who also is an avid soccer fan, 13-year-old Bryan Garcia: an unannounced visit to his home from Rodrigo Lopez, a member of the Sacramento Republic FC soccer team of United Soccer Leagues. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9160 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school approved for $2.1 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9152/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9152 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2014) - A research project led by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was approved for a $2.1 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study improving health for individuals with diabetes. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9152 Susan Mar 2014-07-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine welcomes its Class of 2018 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9147/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9147 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2014) - fSeven years ago this month, Thomas Cranmer was serving his country as a Navy SEAL, helping injured platoon members who were hit by gunfire during an ambush in Ramadi, Iraq. This week, he’s in California, getting ready to put on a white coat and receive a stethoscope during a special ceremony that will welcome him and 109 other students into the UC Davis School of Medicine Class of 2018. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9147 Susan Mar 2014-07-30T00:00:00Z First vascular surgery fellow aims to help her community http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9144/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9144 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - UC Davis Health System’s first vascular surgery fellow — LeAnn Chavez — completed her two-year training program on June 30 and hopes to use her new skills to help Native Americans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9144 Susan Mar 2014-07-29T00:00:00Z MIND Institute seeks participants for working memory study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is seeking participants for a study examining the benefits of a computer-based, game-oriented training program for enhancing working memory in children and adolescents with autism and fragile X syndrome. Participants must be between 8 and 17 and have been diagnosed with either autism or fragile X. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9139 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-29T00:00:00Z Kohl's Cares supports UC Davis Children's Hospital's trauma prevention efforts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9094/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9094 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2014) - The UC Davis Injury and Trauma Prevention Program has received a grant for $285,292 from Kohl’s Cares® to support its child and adolescent injury prevention efforts in the Sacramento area. Kohl’s will formally present the donation at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital free community concert on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $2.2 million to UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support its children’s health initiatives. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9094 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-28T00:00:00Z Walmart and Sam's Club fundraiser creates miracles http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9128/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9128 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2014) - Walmart and Sam’s club customers and members were encouraged to “put your money where the miracles are,” during its six-week annual miracle balloon campaign from May 1-June 13. Mostly one dollar at a time, UC Davis Children's Hospital partnered with 62 locations across the Sacramento Region to raise $433,812, raising over $3 million since the partnership began to help provide help patient visits for more than 74,000 kids each year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9128 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-25T00:00:00Z Program succeeds in supporting women faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9127/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9127 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2014) - A program that supports the professional development of female faculty at the UC Davis School of Medicine has been recognized as a model for other institutions seeking to address challenges facing female faculty. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9127 David Ong 2014-07-25T00:00:00Z Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9136/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9136 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9136 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Neither gender nor parenthood force doctors to leave surgery training http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - While having children or being female is often thought to be linked with the decision to leave a general surgery residency, this is not true, according to a 10-year evaluation of UC Davis residents. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9135 Karen Finney 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Community invited to UC Davis Children's Hospital's free summer concert http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9098/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9098 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - The young and the young at heart are invited to a free outdoor summer concert featuring music by Sacramento dance band Hip Service, a special player appearance from the Sacramento Republic FC, entertainment from the Radio Disney Road Crew and a kids zone. The event is presented by UC Davis Children’s Hospital and co-hosted by the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9098 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis eye surgeon receives Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9130/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9130 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - Mark J. Mannis, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and director of the UC Davis Eye Center, has received the Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society for his significant contributions in the field of cornea and anterior segment surgery. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the inspiration for the founding of the Cornea Society, is the society's highest honor.    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9130 Carole Gan 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Saric receives Janet Gordon Armour M.D., Scholarship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9129/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9129 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 23, 2014) - UC Davis medical student Suzana Saric has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Janet Gordon Armour, M.D., Scholarship, which benefits an outstanding first-year female student pursuing primary care medicine. The award, established in 1997, honors Janet Gordon Armour, a 1978 graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9129 Carole Gan 2014-07-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis study researches potential link to care for mothers battling depression: their child's pediatrician http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9123/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9123 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2014) - Pediatricians will screen mothers for depression in a new research study conducted at UC Davis Children's Hospital. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9123 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-21T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers seek infants for study on early signs of autism and ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9115/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9115 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers are seeking participants for a new study that will examine the early development of infants who have an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or who are developing typically. In an effort to detect the earliest signs of developmental problems, the researchers will test a new online screening measure that uses videos to help parents track their infants’ development. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9115 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z School of Medicine earns renewed accreditation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9122/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9122 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - The nation’s accrediting authority for M.D. programs has voted to continue accreditation of the UC Davis School of Medicine. The renewed status by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) follows a lengthy systematic review of the school as well as a site visit earlier this year. It provides UC Davis with a new eight-year term. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9122 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher receives NSFC grant to find new gastric cancer genes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9120/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9120 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - No Stomach for Cancer Foundation (NSFC) has awarded cancer geneticist Luis Carvajal-Carmona a $50,000 grant to study the genetic characteristics of gastric cancer. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9120 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z 'Support cells' in brain play important role in Down syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - Researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California have identified a group of cells in the brain that they say plays an important role in the abnormal neuron development in Down syndrome. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9116 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z Medicare reimbursement for surgical procedures poorly reflects reality http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9113/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9113 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2014) - The current system used to determine Medicare payments for surgeries — called relative value units, or RVUs — poorly correlates with the actual work involved in procedures, new research from UC Davis has found. The authors of the study, which will be published in the August issue of the Journal of Surgical Research, call for a more objective system for determining the value of work done by surgeons. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9113 Karen Finney 2014-07-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System earns 2014 'Most Wired' designation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9111/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9111 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2014) - For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Health System has earned “Most Wired” status as one of the nation’s health leaders in information technology. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9111 Susan Mar 2014-07-17T00:00:00Z Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis receives one of initial Future of Nursing Scholars grants to prepare doctoral nurses http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9110/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9110 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 16, 2014) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is one of only 14 nursing schools nationwide to receive the first grants from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number nurses with Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9110 Susan Mar 2014-07-16T00:00:00Z Neural stem cell discovery may aid in treatment research for deafness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9106/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9106 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine have for the first time shown that a polysialylated glycoprotein that regulates neurodevelopment exists on the surface of cells in the adult inner ear. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9106 Susan Mar 2014-07-15T00:00:00Z U.S. News' ranks UC Davis Medical Center programs among the nation's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9099/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9099 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center has ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for 2014-15 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, released July 15, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries and illnesses. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9099 Carole Gan 2014-07-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis professor receives award to develop preventive treatment for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9103/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9103 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - The Hartwell Foundation has presented an Individual Biomedical Research Award to Professor Judy A. Van de Water of the University of California, Davis, recognizing research that could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9103 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z New combination drug controls tumor growth and metastasis in mice http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9105/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9105 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitor, the drug controls angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), limiting a tumor’s ability to grow and spread. The study appears today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9105 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z Pancreatic surgery complications impact hospital costs more than length of stay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8695/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8695 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2014) - When it comes to a specific type of pancreatic surgery, post-operative complications have a far greater impact on total cost than does how long the patient stays in the hospital, according to a published paper by UC Davis researchers. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8695 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-10T00:00:00Z Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they are very unlikely to have sustained serious brain injuries. Children who have only isolated loss of consciousness after head trauma do not routinely require computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, reported researchers from UC Davis Health System and Boston Children’s Hospital.  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9091 Charles Casey 2014-07-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital receives Excellence in Life Support Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9082/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9082 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital has received the Excellence in Life Support Award from the international Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for its Extracorporeal Life Support Program. The program provides lifesaving support for failing organ systems in infants, children and, in some cases, adults. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9082 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-07T00:00:00Z Dr. Michael Buonocore, professor of radiology, dies at 59 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9065/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9065 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 3, 2014) - Michael H. Buonocore, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Radiology for 27 years, died of cancer on June 21. He was 59. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9065 David Ong 2014-07-03T00:00:00Z Sac Republic FC fans donate art supplies, toys to UC Davis Child Life Department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9077/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9077 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department collected more than 600 art supplies and toy donations at the Sacramento Republic FC game on June 7 at Hughes Stadium. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9077 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-02T00:00:00Z Sickle cell drug passes early phase trial http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9061/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9061 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) - A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9061 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-02T00:00:00Z Galante selected as chief of trauma surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9074/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9074 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2014) - Joseph Galante has been named chief of the UC Davis Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. He previously served as the division’s trauma medical director and interim chief, in addition to serving as vice chair for education and director of the general surgery residency program for the Department of Surgery. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9074 Susan Mar 2014-07-01T00:00:00Z TinySmiles makes donation to UC Davis Children's Hospital on Tiny's third birthday http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9078/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9078 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2014) - Born in Northern California in June 2011, Tiny had the first of three planned surgeries to correct hypoplastic left heart syndrome 10 days after birth, and was treated afterward in the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9078 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds videoconferencing with family, friends lowers stress for pediatric patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 30, 2014) - To ease isolation during extended hospitalizations, UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers secure videoconferencing for patients and families. While anecdotal accounts have suggested the Family-Link program enhances quality of life during long hospital stays, clinicians wondered if the technology also offered clinical benefits. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9057 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-06-30T00:00:00Z Six medical students on speedier pathway to becoming primary care physicians http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9071/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9071 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2014) - Medical school started early and quickly for six brand new first-year students.  The School of Medicine, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, recently welcomed its first group of students into the Accelerated Competency-based Education in Primary Care (ACE-PC) program. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9071 Susan Mar 2014-06-27T00:00:00Z Surgical biopsy proves safe for selected late-stage lung cancer patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9062/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9062 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance their access to drugs that target specific genetic mutations such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9062 Dorsey Griffith 2014-06-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing professor named to prestigious nursing academy fellowship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9070/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9070 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) - The American Academy of Nursing announced this week that Debra Bakerjian, an assistant adjunct professor and senior director for nurse practitioner and physician assistant clinical education and practice at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was selected as one of 168 nurse leaders nationwide for fellowship in the prestigious academy. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9070 Susan Mar 2014-06-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis offers same-day surgeries in Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9068/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9068 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) - Orthopaedic surgeons based at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento are performing some outpatient surgeries and procedures in Davis as part of a new affiliation with the Davis Surgery Center. The location provides a convenient alternative for same-day surgery patients who reside in Yolo County. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9068 Susan Mar 2014-06-25T00:00:00Z Cancer Center's specialty pharmacy program helps patients adhere to oral chemotherapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9063/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9063 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 24, 2014) - A UC Davis program designed to better manage cancer patients taking oral chemotherapy drugs has demonstrated that one-on-one counseling, education and monitoring can improve adherence to potentially life-saving cancer treatments. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9063 Dorsey Griffith 2014-06-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides, autism in offspring http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8978/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8978 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2014) - Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The associations were stronger when the exposures occurred during the second and third trimesters of the women’s pregnancies. [en español] Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8978 Phyllis Brown 2014-06-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis professor highlighted in Parkinson's Disease documentary http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9054/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9054 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2014) - UC Davis Assistant Professor of Neurology Norika Mahado-Chang is featured in a new documentary, “ViewFinder: Living with Parkinson’s,” premiering at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 on KVIE. The film offers a look at the lives of individuals in the Sacramento region who are afflicted by the debilitating disease and their caregivers. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9054 Phyllis Brown 2014-06-19T00:00:00Z Groundbreaking lung cancer trial launched http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9043/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9043 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 16, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center patients will soon be part of an unprecedented clinical trial designed to improve access to promising therapies and speed development of effective treatments for an advanced form of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both men and women. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9043 Susan Mar 2014-06-16T00:00:00Z Third-year pediatric resident presents poster at European Society for Infectious Diseases meeting http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9032/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9032 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2014) - Elizabeth Partridge, a third-year pediatric resident at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, was invited to attend the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) meeting last month in Dublin, Ireland, to share her poster project on the effectiveness of early transition from IV to oral antibiotic therapy in the treatment of deep wound infections after scoliosis surgery. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9032 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-06-13T00:00:00Z First class of UC Davis doctoral nurses graduate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9045/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9045 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2014) - For the first time, eight Doctor of Philosophy students collected degrees through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis this graduation season, along with 24 Master of Science students and six nurse practitioner and 24 physician assistant certificate graduates. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9045 Susan Mar 2014-06-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center receives echocardiography accreditation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9035/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9035 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in three areas by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9035 David Ong 2014-06-12T00:00:00Z Fungal protein found to cross blood-brain barrier http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9030/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9030 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2014) - In a remarkable series of experiments on a fungus that causes cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly infection of the membranes that cover the spinal cord and brain, investigators at UC Davis have isolated a protein that appears to be responsible for the fungus’ ability to cross from the bloodstream into the brain. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9030 Carole Gan 2014-06-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis faculty share cancer research innovation with partners in Madrid http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9033/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9033 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers take center stage this week in Madrid during the second in a series of workshops designed to enhance cultural, academic, scientific and business relations between UC Davis and Madrid. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9033 Susan Mar 2014-06-11T00:00:00Z Telehealth improves forensic examinations for sexual abuse http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis and other facilities have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse. Published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, the study showed that clinicians with access to expert UC Davis nurses provided more thorough and nuanced exams, improving their ability to gather evidence and to make an accurate diagnosis. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9026 Jennette Carrick 2014-06-10T00:00:00Z Violent crimes could be prevented if felony charges were reduced less often, study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9029/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9029 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2014) - A UC Davis study comparing violent misdemeanor convictions with their original criminal charges has found that subsequent violent crimes could be prevented if criminal charges were reduced less often during plea bargaining. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9029 Carole Gan 2014-06-10T00:00:00Z U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9013/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9013 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 9, 2014) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s top hospitals in four pediatric subspecialties. Together with Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California, its longstanding partner in caring for children with burns, spinal cord injuries, urological issues and orthopaedic disorders. UC Davis ranked 22nd in orthopaedics and 47th in urology. UC Davis also ranked 23rd in nephrology and 28th in neonatology.   Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9013 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-06-09T00:00:00Z Medical center receives "Zero Hero Award" for avoidance of early deliveries http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9021/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9021 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 9, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center has received the Zero Hero Award from Patient Safety First for having no early elective baby deliveries for 15 consecutive months. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9021 David Ong 2014-06-09T00:00:00Z Local health professionals invited to educational workshop about sex trafficking http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9023/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9023 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2014) - Concerned with increasing news reports of human trafficking in the Sacramento region, UC Davis School of Nursing professors developed a training workshop for area health professionals in hopes of helping practitioners better identify, and then support, victims of sex trafficking. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9023 Susan Mar 2014-06-06T00:00:00Z Carter to discuss schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in webinar http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9022/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9022 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2014) - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9022 Phyllis Brown 2014-06-06T00:00:00Z Mannis and Jerant recognized for outstanding achievement and teaching http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9012/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 5, 2014) - Two UC Davis School of Medicine faculty members were recognized with the Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award and the C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 29. The Williams Award went to Mark Mannis, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, and the Tupper Prize was given to Anthony Jerant, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9012 David Ong 2014-06-05T00:00:00Z Restoring trust in VA health care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9011/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9011 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2014) - In the wake of recent revelations of overly long patient wait times and systematic manipulation and falsification of reported wait time data, UC Davis and Harvard public policy leaders believe the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health-care system’s problems can be fixed by strong leadership, greater transparency and reforms that refocus the organization on its primary mission of providing timely access to consistently high-quality care. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9011 Susan Mar 2014-06-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis Child Life collects donations at June 7 Sac Republic FC game http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9002/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9002 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 3, 2014) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will be collecting art supplies and toy donations at the June 7 Sacramento Republic FC game at Hughes Stadium. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9002 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-06-03T00:00:00Z